Sports Report: Cousins plans to sign fully guaranteed 3-year deal with Vikings

20:24  13 march  2018
20:24  13 march  2018 Source:   theScore

Report: At least two teams willing to offer Cousins fully guaranteed deal

  Report: At least two teams willing to offer Cousins fully guaranteed deal Kirk Cousins could very well become the highest paid player in NFL history when he signs with a new team in the coming days, and there’s a chance he could achieve that by demanding a fully guaranteed contract. There has been some talk that Cousins may want to sign only a three-year deal with all of the money being guaranteed. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that at least two teams — and possibly three — are willing to give him a contract like that. As the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes heats up, sources say at least 2 teams are prepared to offer the free agent QB a 3-year, fully guaranteed contract if that’s what it takes. At least one other team will do a similar deal nearly fully guaranteed. Would make him the highest paid QB. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2018 By signing a deal like that, Cousins would have more control over his future. Jimmy Garoppolo recently signed a five-year, $137.5 million extension with the 49ers, and Matthew Stafford got a five-year, $135 million contract from the Detroit Lions last offseason. Both players will earn about $87 million over the first three years of their respective deals, so Cousins is likely aiming for a three-year contract in the $90 million range. Cousins is trying to balance winning with being paid top dollar, so the three-year, fully guaranteed contract would make the most sense for a team like the Jets.

EAGAN, Minn. - Reports on free agent quarterback signings have been fast and furious Tuesday, with a prominent NFL insider saying Kirk Cousins plans to sign a 3 - year deal with the Vikings . ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that the deal will be fully guaranteed

And that deal will be fully guaranteed , according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three - year , fully - guaranteed contract from the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, sources tell ESPN.

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The Minnesota Vikings pounced early to land free agency's biggest prize.

Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully guaranteed contract with the team Thursday, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The deal is worth $86 million "or so," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Cousins is set to have dinner with Vikings coaches and personnel Wednesday night once the 2018 league year has officially begun, sources told Rapaport, and will make his first visit to the team's facility Thursday.

The move comes shortly after it was reported that Case Keenum intends to sign with the Denver Broncos at the official beginning of free agency.

Cousins was widely regarded as the top quarterback on the free-agent market, and the No. 1 target of the Vikings and several other QB-needy teams.

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